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this is "real money," and i'm ali velshi. dirk nowitzki >> announcer: this is al jazeera. [ ♪ music ] welcome to the newshour live from doha. these are the main stories we are covering this hour. calling for independence, a kurdish parliament discusses its future. is this a snub to pyongyang. the chinese president starts his tour of the korean peninsula of seoul in the south. more israeli air strikes against
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gaza as palestinians prepare for the funeral of a dead teenager in east jerusalem. a study for centuries, and providing new insight. we look at the findings from cambodia. >> i'll have all the latest sports new, including he's the poster boy for the world cup. why is neymar crying. we'll look at how brazil is coping with the pressure as hopes. the president of iraq's kurdish region is set to deliver what is described as an historic speech to its parliament amid tensions about kurdish ambitions. let's break this down. different groups have a stake in iraq politics. it's not just internally. let's look in the north, where the kurdish parliament is now discussing holding a research um on independent, it's a move
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supported by turkey. in the shia dominated south there's disagreement about the future of president nouri al-maliki himself. a shi'a, iran, does have influence here. the iranian leadership is not united on this issue as well. by far the biggest concern is the rise of the islamic state fighters that established a caliphate in the vast areas of iraq and syria. the group has taken and is fighting for control of tikrit. now there are reports that some 30,000 saudi troops are massing along the border. nouri al-maliki and his supporters are blaming the saudis for the rebellion. for more on the divisions malic is a political analyst and he joins us now live from beirut. thank you very much for joining us on the show.
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iraq played by a lot of sectarian. now the shiite groups are attacking each other. are the shiite communities becoming divided. >> they are not as homogeneous as one thinks. iran has had - spread its influence after the american invasion to the shia community in iraq, but their interpretation of shiitism is not heeded by most. the the main maja is what is called a quiet maja. they don't really interfere in politics as much. we are seeing some disenchantment among young ayatollah, something like what happened a couple of days ago, a
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young ayatollah coming out and saying we are arabs before we are she items. we belong the arab world, we don't want to fight the sunnis. we can't overestimate what is happening, but, yes, there is disenchantment with the situation and the whom onlieny of iran -- whom onlieny of iran. they are taking small substance in that direction. there is a whole movement that needs to be watched in the shia community. >> at the same time in the north of iraq, the kurdish department is considering a referendum on whether to become fully ayton mouse in the future. how do you see this affecting iraq as a whole. >> well, i think iraq is a major crossroads. if nouri al-maliki continues we'll have in his position - then we'll have a civil war and
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in terms of influence, which exists as you said before, already now. if there's a move to keep the unity of iraq, then nouri al-maliki has to go, and the sunnis strife and problems, rebellion in the sunni area has to be looked at and the rights of the sunni in the iraqi government has to be reint grated. as for the situation in the kurdish area. i think the kurdish area is practically a country now. it is feltly autonomous. whether it will be accepted by turkey, iran and russia i'm not sure. it remains to be seen. >> thank you for your insight, political analyst from beirut. let's take you back to the north of iraq, where the kurdish
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semiautonomous parliament is now sitting, and jamal is there in erbil where the parliament is sitting. now, explain to us what is expected to happen in parliament today? >> well, the president has just walked out right now before you crossed over to me. that is after he stat down with legislators in the building here to my left. they have been discussing his proposal of what we understand is him giving directives or trying to find a way for the legislators to agree upon a mekan im, to -- mechanism, to reach a solution on the fate of the region. it comes down to two votes - one between disputed areas between the semiautonomous region of iraq proper, and the entirety of the kurdish region as an independent state as many kurds would like to see.
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as you herd from the previous guest, essentially, to all intents and purposes, many believe they are self governed and because of the lawlessness the decentralisation of the government, and the political and power vacuum caused by the failure of the nouri al-maliki government. however, there are moves here to legalize that speak whether it's through law, legislation or referendum. >> at the same time there has been a lot of talk that if there is a referendum on the full independence of the kurdish region, it could heighten the sectarianism within iraq. is there that concern within that area right now? >> within the area itself in the north of iraq not so much. because there is more of a homogeneous community than iraq proper. you don't have the same divide awes you do in -- as you do in
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baghdad or other places where you have the sunni shia dividing kurdistan, or the kurdish region, the kurdish population generally identifying itself on ethnic grounds more than it does on religious grounds. there's not the same divide so to speak. what is the concern is you have several powers at play, not only the regional ones, iran, turkey on the border, but you have the concern with regards to the rise in the militants, the so-called islamic state. ultimately proik, be it from the south for the north is a country under the premiership of nouri al-maliki. it's finding itself in several power struggles that are unfolding day by day. >> thank you for clarifying the situation. jamal talking to us from erbil.
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japan announces that it will ease some sanctions against north korea, in exchange for the reopening of an investigation into the disappearance of japanese citizens during the cold war. >> reporter: it's an issue causing a rift between the two countries for decades, the disappearance of a doze in, maybe more japanese citizens. no one knows the exact number or what happens to them, but tokyo wants to find out. in 2002, after years of denial. north korea admits it kidnapped japanese people to train as spice. it returned five, but tokyo wants to know the fate of the others. new reports suggest some are alive. >> translation: in terms of missile development for nuclear development the stance is to try to solve all of that, that has not changed. the other issue is a serious human rights issue.
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>> the two sides met in beijing for talks about reopening an investigation into the abduction earlier this week. a step which has been promised and reneged pon. this time japan's government, pyongyang, would follow through. >> translation: as a result of the japan-north korean negotiations we are determined that a framework has been established. according to the principles of action for action i'd like to lift part of the sanctions japan has in place. >> reporter: the sanctions listed are additional to the ones the international community imposed on north korea over its nuclear weapons programme and means a ban on north koreans entering japan will be overturned and allow north koreanships into its port. the sanctions are set to be listed on friday, when pyongyang said it will have set up the investigation committee. >> translation: however this, is a start. we are determined to do everything we can with a renewed
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effort towards a comprehensive resolution. >> reporter: it will be seen an a small victory for japan's embattled prime minister shinzo abe, making solving the mystery of the missing japanese one of his goals. president park geun-hye welcomed her counterpart xi jinping to seoul. the president arrived in the south korean capital for his first state visit. they'll discuss strengthing business and diplomatic ties. the south wants the north to stop developing nuclear weapons. i'm joined from hong kong by joseph chang a professor of science at the city university of hong kong. great to have you on the show. china is a known ally to north korea. she has decided that the first visit to the korean peninsula is to seoul - what message does
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that send to pyongyang? >> this summit takes place in the cond of increasing diplomatic competition in china and the united states, and in the context of the deterioration of the nations between japan and south korea. china wants to enhas its ties with seoul to make sure that the trilateral allies, among the united states, japan, and south korea will not work too effectively. and at the same time china hopes to have an early free trade agreement with seoul so as to reduce the impact of the progressing trans-pacific partnership trade negotiations going on, and led by the united states and japan. >> i want to go back to the issue of north korea here, though, joseph. thank you for clarifying the
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bigger picture for us much what message is xi jinping sending to pyongyang seeing as the first visit to the korean peninsula is to seoul instead of to pyongyang. >> yes, it's the fifth summit between the two presidents. none of the high level meetings have taken place between china and pyongyang. china possibly is sending a message to pyongyang that is adventurous policy, emphasising on the development of nuclear weapons, and the continuous development of his missile programme will not be supported by china. china would like north korea to go back to the six-party talks, and indicate a sign of reversing its nuclear weapons programme. >> now, mr xi jinping's security will be on the agenda between xi
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jinping and park geun-hye. there's a possible discussion about japan's recent reinterpretation of its pacifist constitution. are we about to see beijing and sole issue a joint opposition to the move by prime minister shinzo abe. >> yes, i think the two governments will issue a joint statement, and, of course, beijing and seoul now share common interests in cut sizing -- criticising the attempt to reinterpret the constitution and upholding japan's right of self-defence - collective defense and collective security. and, in fact, china probably would like to emphasise this point so as to reduce the american efforts to strengthen the alliance between united
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states, japan and south korea. i do believe that this point will be emphasised and this will be supporting or satisfies the rising nationalist sentiment in china and south korea, which are largely directed against japan. >> all right. very interesting. thank you for joining us. joseph chang, professor of political science at the university of hong kong. let's get more insight into the meeting between jim , and park geun-hye. harry fawcett joins us live in seoul, south korea. i take it that the two leaders have met. has anything come out of the meeting yet? >> well, we have heard the opening statements. they were fairly standard, as you would expect, park geun-hye talking about the shame of the obstacle of north korea's
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nuclear ambitions to what she called the dream of common prosperity in north-east asia, hoping that china and south korea could fulfil the dream of a north-east asian prosperous state. there has been a delay in the proceedings, we were expecting a news conference from both xi jinping and park geun-hye that started an hour ago. we have heard now that the expanded summit - the summit happened in two stages, a small group and a wider group of officials. it only just ended. they had plapty to talk about. plenty to thrash out. we are waiting for a joint conference in which we expect them to answer some of the questions just spoken about. >> take us through some other things, apart from north korea, that will be on the agenda. >> the economy is a big one. the chinese market is hugely important to south korea.
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it's 25% of its exports that go to china so there is, as you just heard, continuing talk about the possibility of a free trade agreement between the two countries, and also, we understand, there'll be an attempt to get direct currency trading between the u.n., just to make it easier to south korean exporters to get their products to china. as well as that, it is interesting that china is making this play at a time when japan is, as you were just hearing, causing a lot of reductions in the -- ructions in the policy here and china. the question is whether china can p rice, se south korea -- prise south korea away from the
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united states. there's a hearing that park geun-hye, for all of her friendly relations with beijing and jim in particular, and the rely -- xi jinping in particular, understands that's what china wants to do, separate the u.s. and south korea. south korea relies on the united states for security. there's 30,000 u.s. troops here. any attempt by china to do that will be metway good deal of resistance in south korea. >> it's a fine line that park geun-hye is walking the harry fawcett from seoul. >> still ahead - the worst outbreak of ebola. african health minister try to agree on measures to halt the spread of the disease. we look at the first anniversary of egypt's coup - one year on. >> i don't know how you sfi the mobs when you come home. you'll have to shave your beard
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so they don't know who you are. >> found out which football player was on the receiving end of some presidential advice. the murder of a teenager in east jerusalem awaits the return of his body. rocket fire intensified amid international calls for calm. we cross live to nisreen el-shamayleh. joining us from jerusalem. is the situation now more calm after the night's violence? >> it is, indeed calmer in jerusalem. you know that the clashes and the skirmishes broke out in the area within east jerusalem, which is where the palestinian boy who was killed on wednesday is from. these clashes not only continued, but they broke out in
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other parts of east jerusalem in parts of the old city and damascus gate, included. from the palestinian red crescent, 240 protesters were injured on wednesday and early thursday morning. we know from the israeli police that three rockets from launched from gaza into israel, lapping on two -- landing on two houses. they caused damage but no casualties. israeli defense have september reenforcements to israel's border with gaza, in preparation of a wider provision, or it could be a show of defensive action and strength. it's usually the case that when there are barrages of rockets
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from gaza landing into southern israel, that the israeli army sends additional troops to the border with gaza. >> separately, there are preparations made for the funeral. murdered palestinian teenager as well. >> yes. the family of the boy expects to receive the body today at some point, and to hold a funeral for him in shuafat where he lives. according to his father, he told us that he's been informed by the israeli authorities that they'll carry out an autopsy on him on thursday, and that will last between 4-5 hours. it would happen in the forensic center here in israel, and would take plus in the preps of a palestinian -- presence of a palestinian doctor. then the body will be handed to israeli forces and back to the gamly. they -- family.
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they expect a funeral procession at some point on thursday afternoon or evening after getting the body back. >> nisreen el-shamayleh thank you for that, speaking from jerusalem. well african health ministers are focussing on the worst of outbreak of ebola at talks in ghana, and the world health organisation says the virus has killed 467 people this year. we are joined live in accra. thank you for making time to speak to us. now, it seems to be a lack of acknowledgment that the virus is spreading. is this due to a lack of education. is it because of denial? >> i think it's both, actually. a lack of education is part of it. denial is a part of it. people are afraid of the virus. if they have fever, vomiting and diarrhoea, they are afraid to
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seek medical help. as soon as anyone in the community thinks it may be ebola, they don't want anything to do with the person or family. education, as you mentioned, the politicians acknowledge that they need to do more to get out public information. they need to engage traditional leaders in getting the message to communities, here is a sense of what has been happening in the region. if you are a health worker dealing with ebola, you have to take every precaution, it's contamous, nine out of 10 patients die. >> translation: my family are in kenema and they tell me do not work here, my life is at risk because my colleagues, when they work every day, they are dying. now, as i talk to you, two of my colleagues i know were in the hospital. they were diagnosed positive with ebola yesterday. >> health officials say one of the biggest problems is convincing people to go for
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treatment, making it harder to contain the spread of the virus much. >> translation: when i thought i had the sickness i rap into the bush and hid. i thought the skies came after me. i heard a lot of people that get ebola died. when the ambulance came, i hid. >> reporter: ebola killed hup distreds in sierra -- hundreds in sierra leon, and guinea. it's the third time it's occurred at the same time. it's a worry that it's moved from rural to urban areas. there's an mermgy meeting -- emergency meeting being healed in garden -- held in ghana. sierra lee open's health minister says his country needs help - financial and people. >> we want strong commitment from the international community, the donor community, and follow up with practical
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measures. our health facilities. now they are stretched to the limit. it is very crucial, and we need them. >> the community's affected, life practically shut down. check points limits movements and schools have been closed, and it's put a strain on people. until the ebola outbreak has been contained many in the region view each other with suspicious much wondering who is infected. >> stay with us, we'll come back to you in a moment. the world health organisation says that drastic action is required to fight the ebola outbreak. it is not that simply. governments in the affected areas banned the sale of traditional bush meat. this include bats, which are believed to carry the ebola virus and animals like monkeys, known to catch it. the trouble is bush meat is a
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delicacy and a valuable source of protein for millions of people. then there's the issue of traditional customs. you are more likely to catch the virus from close contact with bodily fluids from somebody infected. people who visit witch doctors believe it's the result of a curse. and those that wash or prepare the bodies of the dead are likely to spread or catch the virus, but that is not all. the outbreak has occurred in urban areas. let's go back to emma in accra. are there actual concrete mashures that are going to -- measures that are going to come out of the meeting with health ministers there? >> well, concrete measures are what node to come -- need to come. it can't be a talking shop. the deputy health minister in the report talks about how it
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can't be talk, he needs practical commitment. there's a lot of talking, at the end of the day, end of today, we are hoping to get the action plans, those steps which will show us what it is that the region is doing to combat this. they are looking at how to trace people, how to effectively do the lab test efficiently, how to control people's movements. all the issues, financial issues as we mentioned. lots of different things, and there is a general desire, you can see that here, a general desire that something concrete than come out of it. you have to because it will affect more counter ris. >> emma speaking to us from accra. two people are dead after a second night of sectarian virus in minor mar. a rohingya muslim and a buddhist were killed with 14 more people
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injured. police were first deployed on tuesday offer hundreds of boouists attacked a -- buddhists attacked a mosque and tried to set fire to muslim-owned businesses let's take a check on the weather now, with richard. arthurs is gathering speed and now a hur kaun. >> it's recently been upgraded to a hurricane. arthur, because it's the first-named storm, we normally would have seep one or -- seen one or two. arthur takes the honours of being the first storm of season. it's working its way along the coast. stanned winds of 120 kph. its movements is northwards of 15. as it movements across the coast of the carolinas. it intensifies by 120 cuk/hr, a runs up the coast. we have the 4th of july
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celebrations many heading to the coast, and this system will spoil the vacation and many ways. torrential rains, winds and storm surges of 1.3 metres as it works its way along the coast. nasty weather conditions. we'll keep an eye on what is developing on the pacific ocean, because here we have another storm system which is begunning to develop, north of papua new guinea, and that system is gradually going to work northwards towards japan. as it does so we could see wunds of 165 k/hr and i'll keep you posted. >> thank you. still ahead on al jazeera... >> it was a difficult day of our life. >> the parents of gaoled al jazeera correspondent peter greste tell us of their first visit to their son's prison cell. in sport we tell you about the first canadian man to reach
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the wimbledon semifinals in over a century.
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welcome back. let's take a look at the top stories on al jazeera. iraq's kurdish president is addressing parliament as the kurds push for more independence. he has already announced he wants a referendum to decide the future of kirkuk, and the kurdish region. the leaders of south korea and china met for talks aimed at strengthening business and diplomatic pies. chip he is president xi jinping
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is in seoul for his first state visit. the family of a teenager killed is awaiting the return of his body. air strikes have conditioned. it's the anniversary of the overthrow of president mohamed mursi of egypt. and he's been replayed by abdul fatah al-sisi -- replaced by abdul fatah al-sisi. supporters of muslim brotherhood continue to demand his reinstatement. >> reporter: july the 3rd a day many egyptians will remember for generations. the defense minister surrounded by secular, leftist and religious leaders makes what many consider a stunning declaration. >> translation: this roadmap include suspending the
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constituti constitution holding presidential elections. >> reporter: it was a decision welcomed by the crowd of army supporters and chanted "it's a new revolution." the shock supporters of the beposed president called it a coup. back in 2012, when mohamed mursi was elected president, he appointed abdul fatah al-sisi defence minister in a sweeping overhaul of the military. at the time egyptians had high hopes that the new president would introduce political reforms and build a strong economy. instead, the opposition and the christian minority became concerned about the rise of political islam. and anti-mursi protests gained momentum. people said mohamed mursi and the muslim brotherhood threatened their young democracy. after mohamed mursi was deposed
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supporters set up protest camps, and promised to stay for as long as it took for their leader to be returned to office. egyptian security forces stormed the camps. hundreds were killed according to human rights organization, and attacks targeted security forces, and were on the rise. leaders from the muslim brotherhood were put in gaol, some faced death sentences. seen by many of his supporters as a saviour, abdul fatah al-sisi was elected president in june. the vote had to be extended because of a low turn out. abdul fatah al-sisi's rival hinted the election was flawed. egypt's new president promised a prosperous future. >> translation: we will establish a strong republic that will be just, safe and stable. prosper house and blessed.
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>> reporter: abdul fatah al-sisi related calls for a rebon silliation with the -- reconciliation with the banned muslim brotherhood. that raised concerns about more clamp downs in egypt. omar is an author and analyst and joins us from exeters in the u.k. thank you for joining us. now, it's been a year since the coup. there's a new president, a new parliament is about to be elected, a new constitution is being discussed. is egypt better off now compared to a year ago? >> depend on where you are looking at. in terms of democratisation - there are three points to be made. one is that the games from the uprising, the freedoms that were unprecedented between 2011 and 2015 are rolled back to unprecedented levels, to the free and fair electoral box or a
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ballot box is over, as well. that also 2011 and 2015 witnessed. the third issue is you have never seen this level of repress in egypt, even during the bad times, we are talking about so far - and this is until february 2014, between july 2013 and february 2014, more than fatalities killed, over 18,000 injuries, and 41,000 arrest warrants, and 23,000 detainees. now for the first time as well in egypt's history torture was a systematic practice under nasr, growing under sadat and came back under mubarak. it was that by the ministry of interior. for the first time you see rape going on for female protesters.
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yesterday a victim of a rape came out and outlined her experience which breaks a taboo in egypt. and for the first time talking about... >> let's look at how we got to this situation here. now, the muslim brotherhood - mohamed mursi was given a chance. he was elected free and fairly. where did he go wrong? >> i think a few things he did wrong - one of them he failed to establish a depolarization policy. the - from the first problem that happened in egypt on 19th march the country was divided. since then, the country did not come back together in a way or a fashion that was scene pre-january. but this is how election works, you have winners or losers.
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the winners were not able to depolarize the losers. they never accepted the loss. they were plays spoiler tactics from march 2011. i'm not talking about november 2012. but this is from march 2011, where it's playing a point are. they cannot win it. >> we are running out of time. >> there's a lack of effectiveness in controlling the security sector. >> president abdul fatah al-sisi said democracy in egypt would be impossible for 25 years. >> briefly, is that a fair assessment for a country that's been under military rule for much of its nation? >> i think it's very difficult to set a look at the deadline. the process is not over
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democratizition is not over. it's not over for freedom and democracy. it's not over. the military has ruled the country between 1954, there was a transition period and until 2011 egypt lost its freedom and committed to military rule. the high command is in the presidency, and with that kind of - there has been a regime change in a sense that the presidency is pushed to the margins, and the high command of the army is taking over. in that context the struggle will continue and many in egypt do not accept this system to be there in the 21st century. >> author in analyst speaking to us from the u.k. three al jazeera journalists gaoled in egypt have been in prison for 187 days, and last week peter greste and mohamed fadel fahmy were sentenced to seven years.
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baher mohamed was given 10 years because he had a spent bullet in his possession, which he picked up at a protest. al jazeera relates the charges against them and demands their release. peter greste's parents are in cairo for the first time and have been able to visit their son in prison. i spoke to his mother lois earlier. >> for us it was the most difficult day of our life. it was very emotional and peter was quite sombre. i mean, i think the reality is starting to sink in now. i found it hard. you know, it's not an easy thing to do to go into the toura prison gaol. the conditions are very harsh and stark. and very, very dusty, and it was not easy. that's all i can say. >> what about peter's health.
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what is his health like. what is his mood like, how is he holding up? >> as i said, he's quite - he was quite sombre, but he was absolutely so delighted to see us and, you know, it was quite emotional when we arrived, and also to when we left. unfortunately we thought we had would hours with him, but it ippeded up that we only had -- ended up that we only had 45 minutes. it wasn't easy to discuss the sort of things that we would like to have discussed. he's okay. but he's - it's not easy, it's very difficult for him. afghanistan - a delay in the announcement of election results is hurting the economy. the preliminary outcome stalled because a candidate is alleging
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widespread fraud. jennifer glasse reports from kabul. >> reporter: at the victory furniture factory the car tep trs are working -- carpenters are work k. there's fewer. the company laid off two-thirds of its stap since the presidential -- staff since the presidential election started. business has not been this bad in years. a customer told us why. >> he said "i need the furniture, but i am waiting for the election. when the election comes the new government will buy the furniture, if not, it will not buy it.". >> reporter: if things don't stablilize the rest of the men could lose their jobs. one of the presidential candidates, abdullah abdullah says more than 2 million fruit awe leapt votes probleming fraud u leapt votes were cast. his opponent ashraf ghani supports the election process. >> reporter: the current political situation is affecting
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every afghan, even street sellers. with the uncertainty afghans are reductant to spend money on anything. the minister of finance says the economy is down. >> the results have been concluded. that has had an impact on the mind-set of ordinary individuals, on traders, business people. investors and had an impact on the economy. >> people are worried about the violence, protests like this have been peaceful. some afghans are becoming impatient. the election process is all over afghan television. with preliminary results now delayed the only things afghans have to look forward to is more uncertainty. and in cambodia there is a religious monument.
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1,000 years after it was built historians are learning about its fast. some april shept questions -- ancient questions have been answered by modern technology. >> reporter: this temple has been seen by millions and studied for centuries. a recent discover is helping historians and archeologists better understand how the temple was used. >> it was built as a hindu temple and converted to a buddhist temple. the history has been murky. some thought it was vacant until scientists studied these messages, it was a kind of graffiti by buddhist pilgrims. >> it was important to us to tell the world. it's in the falling of the hinduism. dating analysis of the paintings suggest that buddhist pilgrims
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come to this area after it switched to hipped uism. how have the paintings gone unnoticed? >> it's due to the locations in the dark corps of tempo, and because most of the paintings can't be seen by the naked eye. what they lack in aesthetics they make up for. >> this man was working as a volunteer during the university break. he noticed red pigments on a wall. as a rock art researcher me knew a technology that can make the invisible visible. the same computer programme is used by n.a.s.a. to study the rocks on mars. >> we take a photograph of the wall. i put it through a software, and it changes all the colours in the image. in changing the colours of the imaging, it examing rates the colours, so things that cannot be easily seen with the eye are
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made clear. >> reporter: 200 wall paintings are being sfudied. the job for the historians is to make sure the answers are known, so millions who come to the temple will know to take a closer look at the walls. still ahead on al jazeera - come with me under the sea. how jacques yves cousteau's grandson set a record for life beneath the waves.
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time for sport, and here is farah. >> thank you so much. we are one day away from the quarterfinals of 2014 one , and to cope with the increasing pressure brazil have brought in a psychologist. the brazilian players were crying during the national an themselves and in the penalty shoot-out victory over chile on saturday. they faced columbia and star forward neymar claims they are coping with the high expectations. >> translation: i tell my team-mates that we have to act as if we are playing against a backyard in our house. we don't want to lose to your friends, fearing to be mocked. i say to myself "no, i'm not losing to this guys, are you nuts", so he can mock me later. i do my best to win. that's my way to deal with it. >> the brazilian government's the world cup would help to
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bring urban mobility long after the event is over. in some places it shows up the stash differences. >> reporter: brazil's surfing capital - a hot spot for tourists who want the sun-soaked beaches. but there's another side of the city were not everywhere is riding a wave of prosperity, where deep economic and social divisions are hidden in the shadows. sabrina knows it because she lives it in the impoverished community she called home her entire life. raw sewerage runs through the streets, rats are, and dengue fever widespread. the 500 families that live here have few options. >> translation: the majority of people who life here are in need. we can't afford to live anywhere
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better. no one lives where there's open raw sue im because they -- sewage because they want to. >> this community was slated for a railway line. but many residents didn't move, saying the $30,000 offered by the government to each family was not enough. new connedos sell for -- condos across the street sell for $400,000 much the light railway line was never completed and sits unfinished. the the community, half destroyed, residents tell us it's worse off than it was before. this is a part of the area that the city does not want you to see. it's inhumane conditions, it looks like a war zone in some parts. the city has destroyed more than 90 homes in an attempt to evilee
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evilent -- evict people from the community. social inprograms lift people out of the communicatee. >> they may have a new multi-million stadium, but researchers say it's come at a cost. the world cup has amplified the contrast between rich and poor. where there's selective improvements. but at the same time have neglected other areas where poor people live. where it's not a priority. >> reporter: it's a tale of two cities, one with a beautiful picture postcard image, and also one with a match darker side. algeria returned home to a hero's welcome. the desert foxes greeted by fans after flying in algiers. they progressed from the group
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stage for the first time after beating south korea and drawing with russia. they were eventually beaten 2-1 in extra time by germany in the first knockout statement. one of the other big stories of this world cup has been its popularity in the united states. the u.s. team were watched by record tv audiences. the side may have lost to belgium in the second round, but goalkeeper emerged after making a record 16 saves. president obama was one of millions to watch the game and phoned up captain clipt dempsey and the man at the moment howard. >> this is the first time where i think you ended up having an entire country focussed and, clint, you were fantastic, and, tim, i think, you know, i don't know how you're going to survive the mobs when you come back home, yes. you are going to have to shave your beard so they don't know
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who you are. >> don't forget to join us for our world cup update, a daily wrap of everything going on at brazil 2014 at 15:40 g.m. t. barcelona has begun talks with liverpool over buying striker swar , despite him lis swor ez despite him being banned. the barcelona president refused to discuss the talks. lewis is a player for another club, lool. i -- liverpool. i can't say if there's app interest. he has apologised. he's a professional footballer, he apologised and took a step towards changing. >> the women's wimbledon semifiles began on thursday.
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. >> today roger federer will play. the number eight seed needed four sets to beet nick kyrgios in the quarter violence. he is the first canadian man to reach the semifiles in 100 years. >> i'm not playing the guy that's won whatever he's won. which i could probably list quite vividly. i'll playing a guy that is standing in my way of what i want to achieve. i have to focus on everything that is there on the situation, how best to deal with it to get myself the best possibilities to achieve what i want. >> carmelo anthony weighs up his options as a free ate, a day after visiting the chicago bulls, the new york knicks star has been to see the houston rockets. they welcomed him with images of
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him in the number 7, worn by jeremy lim. last year houston had the biggest prize signing white-howard from the l.a. lakers. >> we all want to win a championship. that's our goal. to win a championship. and it will be a big part of it. every day, like i said, at the end of the day, this is his moment. >> that's it from me for now. >> thank you very much. >> well, what is it like to spend a month at the bottom of the see. fabien cousteau knows what it takes, she's the grandson of jacques yves cousteau and has broken the record for time spend under water. we have this report from the florida kees and a life forever
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blowing bubbles. >> reporter: this is the fires time in weeks that foust -- fabien cousteau breathed fresh air. the idea of his exhibition was to show that spending time under water was final. the mission was broadcast vie e the internet, something that facebook yen says his -- fabien says his grandfather would have enjoyed. he would have liked to talk to young people, students, or young at heart, or the news or other scientists from aquarius. >> reporter: it's the advances in research that makes this expedition significant. while scientists live under water, they don't need to go through decompression, so months of research can be done in weaks. >> the aquanauts can go out and put in a full work day. they can stay 6-8 hours out
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there, and only need to go back to the habitat to get food and sleep at night. >> reporter: aquarius is the only laboratory of its kind in the u.s., and is expensive to won. the aquanauts say in one month they'll produce significant new findings, work that under normal circumstances would take years. much of their romp is fobds -- research is focussed on environmental changes. in a delicate eco system like the florida keys, that research could make the difference. less than 10% of the world's oceans can be explored. it's hope aquarius and the crew will help change perceptions. and if you would like to found out more, and all the latest news and sports, you can lock on to our website. that's on stay with us, more news at the top of the hour.
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>> israel and hamas trade rocket fire ahead of a funeral for a murdered palestinian teen. the boy's grieving mother talking about to aljazeera america about her loss. >> we are taking this storm very seriously. i ask that all coastal residents and visitors do the same. >> bracing for arthur, the storm turning into a hurricane overnight, threatening to make landfall and spoil the holiday weekend. >> stepping up airport security at the height of the summer